What is Latex Foam?
Latex is a natural, biodegradable foam, that comes from the rubber tree predominantly found in the rain forest of South America. The material is tapped from the tree in a similar fashion as maple syrup from a maple tree. The rubber tree can then recuperate for a few weeks and be ready again to supply the natural latex to the farmers. Latex provides a good source of income for the farmers, but more importantly the rubber trees are now seen as a replenishable source of income that outweighs the value of the land to a logging operation! Every bed made will help to acquire 8.5 acres of virgin rain forest, which will not be chopped down!
How does Latex Foam feel?
Latex foam contours to your body's curves, and moves with you as you move in the bed, providing continuous orthopedic support.
As Latex contours to your body, your body weight is spread over your entire sleeping surface. The contouring effect spreads your body weight over more of the sleeping surface and minimizes "pressure points", thereby creating a more comfortable sleep. Pressure points can create discomfort and cause you to toss and turn more frequently, so Latex's contouring property reduces pressure points to help you toss and turn less, and sleep better.
In addition, another feature of Latex foam is the "open cell" structure that enables the mattress to "breath". This feature allows the release of body heat and moisture keeping the sleeping surface comfortable.
What are the added benefits of Latex Foam?
Latex foam is naturally resistant to bacteria, mold, mildew, mites and other odor causing germs; properties the rubber tree aquired through evolution in tropical rain forests. Since many people are allergic and sensitive to allergens, Latex can help improve overall health comfort by reducing the presence of them in the bed.
Latex also reduces motion transfer between you and your partner. When your partner moves in the night, you are not as likely to feel the movement from their side of the bed. Less disturbance from your partner's movement means you can sleep quieter, deeper, without interruption and sleep better. Another property of a Latex mattress is that it does not need to be turned.
How does Latex Foam work?
Latex foam naturally contours to your body, providing proper orthopedic support that maintains spinal alignment. Latex always moves with your body, so your body is always fully supported by the bed.
How does Latex Foam vary?
Natural - Latex is a natural product that comes from the rubber tree. In its natural form, it is soft and not very "springy". Most manufacturers do not use all natural latex for this reason.
Talalay - Naturally derived, natural Latex foam undergoes a manufacturing process that improves and enhances the capabilities to provide a superior sleep product. During the manufacturing process, synthetic and natural latexes, soaps and rubber curing agents are mixed together in a water cooled, stainless steel mix tank to create Latex foam.
All of the Latex mattress products sold by US-Mattress use this high quality method.
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